UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news Sleep disturbances, genetic alterations and Prader-Willi syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12820/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12820 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 24, 2018) - Research byJanine LaSalle, professor in the Department  of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, the UC Davis Genome Center and MIND Institute, was published today in Nature Communications. LaSalle describes her work and the importance of the research below:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12820 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12824/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12824 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 24, 2018) - UC Davis Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The award comes from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based nonprofit that promotes health care quality and safety. Leapfrog announced today that UC Davis Medical Center was one of just 750 hospitals across the nation to earn an ‘A’ grade for the Spring 2018 rating period. The rating is based on hospitals’ performance in preventing medical errors, infections and injuries among patients. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12824 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-24T00:00:00Z Study of firearm deaths over 16-year period in California finds shift in firearm homicides and suicides http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12818/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12818 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2018) - A study of firearm deaths in California from 2000-2015 by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) has found that firearm homicides were largely an urban problem at the start of the study period, however, falling rates in urban counties resulted in more rural areas in the central part of the state having the highest rates of firearm homicide by 2015. It also found firearm suicides in California increased slightly since the mid-2000s, were three times higher in rural counties and were highest among whites. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12818 Carole Gan 2018-04-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health wins national award for sustainability and waste reduction http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12815/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12815 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) - In recognition for achievements in sustainability and waste reduction, UC Davis Health has received a Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12815 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis names interim dean for Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12812/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12812 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) - UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has appointed Deborah Ward interim dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Ward, a clinical professor and former associate dean for academics at the school, will assume the school’s top leadership position Aug. 1, when Founding Dean Heather M. Young steps down after 10 years of service. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12812 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders the topic of April 25 series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12811/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12811 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders” Wednesday, April 25 as part of the Minds Behind the MIND lecture series. The event runs from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12811 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z Support UC Davis programs on Give Day, April 20-21, 2018! http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12810/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12810 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 18, 2018) - On UC Davis Give Day, employees, students, alumni, friends, parents, patients and clients are invited to support an area of UC Davis or UC Davis Health that is meaningful to them. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12810 Carole Gan 2018-04-18T00:00:00Z Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12807/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12807 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12807 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z African Americans and Alzheimer's disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12808/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12808 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - In an ongoing effort to address the disproportionate needs of the African American community coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Association are hosting a free day-long forum on Saturday, April 21. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12808 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z Film festival highlights UC Davis Children's Hospital patients-turned-filmmakers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12806/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12806 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - UC Davis pediatric patients-turned filmmakers screened their movies for the first time in front of a large audience last Friday at the BayKids Film Festival held at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12806 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z Credit unions raise $235,300 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12803/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12803 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2018) - The 8th annual Credit Union SACTOWN Run generated more than $235,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across California and Nevada. A portion of the funds raised will support UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12803 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-13T00:00:00Z The latest in cardiology research highlighted at Heart Research Day http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12804/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12804 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 13, 2018) - The inauigural Heart Research Day is Wednesday, April 18, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Education Building lecture hall 1222. Register online at https://goo.gl/W2Tj71 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12804 Karen Finney 2018-04-13T00:00:00Z Teen artists use their talents to share the 'donate life' message http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12800/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12800 (April 13, 2018) - Winners of the fourth annual Donate Life Visual Arts Contest were recognized and received prize money at a special event held in their honor Wednesday on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis.  Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12800 Karen Finney 2018-04-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing dean, faculty, students research showcased at regional conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12798/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12798 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 12, 2018) - More than two dozen UC Davis nursing faculty, researchers and students will present their scholarly work focusing on the health care experiences of cancer patients, data-driven nursing and interprofessional approaches to collaborative teamwork at the Western Institute of Nursing 51ST Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Spokane, Washington, today through Saturday. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12798 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-04-12T00:00:00Z Spina bifida patient healthy, happy after fetal surgery http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12791/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12791 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2018) - When Esparto resident Chloe MacCullough was pregnant at 25 weeks, her baby was flagged for increased risk of a neural tube defect in a routine screening. A private specialist in Sacramento confirmed by ultrasound that her son had spina bifida low on his back. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12791 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-04-10T00:00:00Z Abdominal aortic disease specialist to lead UC Davis vascular services http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12789/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12789 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2018) - Matthew Mell, a national leader in defining health policy for managing and treating aortic disease, has joined UC Davis Health as director of the UC Davis Vascular Center and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12789 Karen Finney 2018-04-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis pediatric heart patient is youngest Impella patient in the U.S. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12788/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12788 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2018) - Sergio Ledesma thought it was a cold. His son Adolfo had the usual symptoms. It was going around. But when he began to turn pale and could hardly breathe, his dad took him to the emergency room at their local hospital. By this point, Adolfo’s health had declined so much he was airlifted to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He needed to be in the Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) and UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Central Valley's only level I pediatric trauma center and emergency department that includes state-of-the-art neonatal, pediatric and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12788 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-04-09T00:00:00Z Media advisory: Teen artists honored for encouraging organ and tissue donation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12790/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12790 (April 9, 2018) - Winners of the fourth annual Sacramento Regional Donate Life Visual Arts Contest will share their entries and be recognized with a total of $4,100 in prize money at a ceremony in their honor. The event is one of the ways UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services engage the community in Donate Life Month, a national campaign held each April to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12790 Karen Finney 2018-04-09T00:00:00Z Violence Prevention Research Program releases #WhatYouCanDo to help reduce gun violence http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12784/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12784 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2018) - A new website shows doctors, nurses and other health care providers what they can do to stop gun violence. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12784 Doreen Purvis 2018-04-06T00:00:00Z Ralph Adolphs will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on April 11 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12783/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12783 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Ralph Adolphs on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Predicting who you are from looking at your brain” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, but seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12783 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-06T00:00:00Z Study does not find change in firearm homicide or suicide rates through 2008 after repeal of comprehensive background check laws in two states http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12758/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12758 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2018) - A study of firearm homicide and suicide rates in the 10 years after two states repealed their comprehensive background check laws in 1998 found no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2008. The repeals eliminated background check requirements for private-party transfers, but not for firearm transfers from licensed dealers. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12758 Carole Gan 2018-04-04T00:00:00Z Primo "Lucky" Lara named UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12775/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12775 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2018) - Primo Nery Lara, Jr. has been named director of the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, leading a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding and a clinical enterprise that serves more than 10,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout the region every year. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12775 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-03T00:00:00Z Brandt receives humanitarian award from the American Glaucoma Society http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12765/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12765 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 29, 2018) - James D. Brandt, a renown glaucoma specialist and professor of ophthalmology and vision science, received the humanitarian award from American Glaucoma Society earlier this month in New York City. The award recognizes his longstanding commitment and efforts to preserve vision and to improve the quality of life for those in need. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12765 Carole Gan 2018-03-29T00:00:00Z Parking made easier http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12761/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12761 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2018) - Get ready for some new technologies in parking areas around the Sacramento campus. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12761 Charles Casey 2018-03-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center again named LGBTQ healthcare leader http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12760/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12760 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 27, 2018) - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organization, has named UC Davis Medical Center a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” in its 2018 Healthcare Equality Index report. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12760 Charles Casey 2018-03-27T00:00:00Z Register now for cardiovascular nurse/technologist symposium http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12753/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12753 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2018) - Registration is now open for the 8th annual UC Davis Cardiovascular Nurse/Technologist Symposium, a one-day education event on advances in diagnosing, treating and improving outcomes for patients with heart and vascular disease.  Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12753 Karen Finney 2018-03-26T00:00:00Z Family Caregiving Institute at UC Davis hosts summit to map out research priorities, advance family-centered care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12756/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12756 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2018) - The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis brought together more than 50 national and international experts in family caregiving at a two-day summit designed to map out research priorities. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12756 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-03-26T00:00:00Z Wraparound program helps steer youths away from cycle of violence http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12728/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12728 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2018) - Young victims of violence who are hospitalized for traumatic injuries no longer need to feel isolated and vulnerable in the months following their medical discharge. A new UC Davis Health program called Wraparound is designed to aid emotional recovery and help prevent recurrence of violent injuries among adolescents and young adults, ages 15 to 26, in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12728 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-03-21T00:00:00Z Burn center nurses recognized for excellence http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12749/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12749 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2018) - The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the nurses of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12749 Karen Finney 2018-03-20T00:00:00Z Amygdala neurons increase as children become adults - except in autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12731/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12731 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2018) - In a striking new finding, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found that typically-developing children gain more neurons in a region of the brain that governs social and emotional behavior, the amygdala, as they become adults. This phenomenon does not happen in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Instead, children with ASD have too many neurons early on and then appear to lose those neurons as they become adults. The findings were published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12731 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing rise in U.S. News rankings http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12746/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12746 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2018) - The medical and nursing schools at UC Davis Health are ranked among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 graduate school rankings, released today (March 20). The list reveals new rankings for medical and nursing programs, as well as business, law, education, engineering, mathematics and physical sciences. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12746 Doreen Purvis 2018-03-20T00:00:00Z Soon-to-be physicians celebrate Match Day 2018 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12745/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12745 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2018) - Today’s annual Match Day ceremony at UC Davis School of Medicine gave more than 100 future physicians an exciting glimpse of what the future holds for them in medicine. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12745 Charles Casey 2018-03-16T00:00:00Z Wild Bill does it again, donating thousands to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2018) - Colorful is one way to describe him. From his past to his ink, there’s a vibrant story to be told about Wild Bill Hill. One of hell-raising, Harleys and Ed Hardy, but most of all … heart. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12743 Erin Baily 2018-03-16T00:00:00Z Spanish questionnaire expected to reduce disparities in speech treatment for cleft-palate patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12736/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12736 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2018) - The Spanish version of a questionnaire used to assess the speech and quality-of- life of children and young adults following cleft-palate surgery has been developed by craniofacial disorder specialists at UC Davis Health and the University of Utah. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12736 Karen Finney 2018-03-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis founding nursing dean steps down, plans to strengthen research role with school http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12740/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12740 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2018) - Heather M. Young, the founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, today announced her plans to step down from her leadership position to assume the roles of dean emerita and professor at the school. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12740 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-03-15T00:00:00Z Christopher Evans awarded top honor by the European Association of Urology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12730/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12730 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 13, 2018) - Christopher Evans, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Urology and president of the Society of Urologic Oncology, will receive the Platinum Award at the International Friendship Dinner on Sunday, March 18 during the 33rd annual European Association of Urology (EAU) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12730 Shawn Kramer 2018-03-13T00:00:00Z The role of contraception in women's health disparities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12725/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12725 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 12, 2018) - Join us on Thursday, March 22, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Old Soul @ 40 Acres in Sacramento for a conversation with UC Davis Health’s Melissa Joy Chen, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology who focuses on family planning. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12725 Charles Casey 2018-03-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center sponsors Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12598/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12598 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 12, 2018) - The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its second annual Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium. The symposium will take place April 14, 2018 at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd. in Sacramento; from 7:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12598 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-03-12T00:00:00Z Primo Lara to become new deputy chair of SWOG http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12724/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12724 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2018) - Primo “Lucky” Lara, Jr. will become the new deputy chair of SWOG, a research organization of more than 12,000 people at over 1,000 hospitals and clinics that designs and conducts publicly funded cancer clinical trials and that represents a major force cancer advances worldwide.   Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12724 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-09T00:00:00Z Acute myeloid leukemia patients have reduced early mortality at NCI-designated cancer centers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12715/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12715 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 8, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who received their care at a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center in California had a dramatically reduced risk of early mortality. Using data from the California Cancer Registry and the Patient Discharge Dataset, the team determined that the risk was reduced by 53 percent. These findings were reported in February in the journal Cancer. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12715 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find new way to defeat HIV latency http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12717/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12717 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis Health, together with colleagues at UC San Francisco and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have found a mechanism for making HIV come out of hiding and become susceptible to anti-HIV drugs. Their study is now published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12717 Karen Finney 2018-03-07T00:00:00Z Geraldine Dawson will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Mar. 14 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12714/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12714 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host autism researcher Geraldine Dawson on Wednesday, March 14 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present “Early intervention and brain plasticity” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12714 Doreen Purvis 2018-03-07T00:00:00Z New molecular target could help ease asthma http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12710/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12710 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis Health and Albany Medical College have shown that the protein vascular endothelial growth factor A — or VEGFA — plays a major role in the inflammation and airway obstruction associated with asthma. The finding may eventually lead to new asthma treatments targeting VEGFA. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12710 Doreen Purvis 2018-03-06T00:00:00Z Can high doses of vitamin D help prevent memory loss? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12708/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12708 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2018) - Vitamin D has long been known to be important for healthy bone growth, but new evidence suggests it also may help keep the brain sharp as people age. The problem is that most older people don’t get enough of it. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12708 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-06T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $73,878 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12704/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12704 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2018) - As part of a nationwide corporate program by Spirit Halloween Superstores, local store operators Kirk and Shanda Pierce presented a check for $73,878 to the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis. Members of their in-store teams were also on hand to celebrate this 2017 campaign fundraising total and be acknowledged for their tremendous dedication to help make hospitals less scary for kids. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12704 Erin Baily 2018-03-05T00:00:00Z Grant brings genomic sequencing to children whose insurance doesn't provide coverage http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12700/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12700 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2018) - The UC Davis Division of Genomic Medicine has received a two-year, $50,000 grant from the Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis to bring next-generation genomic sequencing (NGS) to children in need in the Sacramento region. The grant will support NGS for children with undiagnosed, often congenital, conditions to find the underlying genetic causes and improve their care. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12700 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-03-01T00:00:00Z 12-year-old patient becomes UC Davis Men's Basketball honorary team captain http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12699/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12699 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2018) - What a difference a year makes! 12-year-old Folsom resident Jackson Manning had what appeared to be stomach flu symptoms last February. His parents awoke one morning to find his breathing was rapid, he was turning blue and he was unresponsive. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12699 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-03-01T00:00:00Z A small pay increase can have big health benefits for lower-wage workers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12666/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12666 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 28, 2018) - Lower-wage workers who receive a $1 raise call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum-wage policies shows. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12666 Karen Finney 2018-02-28T00:00:00Z Leader in creating a national blueprint to repair health care to speak in Sacramento http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12697/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12697 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2018) - Ted Epperly, a nationally regarded family physician and leader in creating models of integrated, accessible and cost-effective health care, will speak in Sacramento as part of the UC Davis Health George G. Snively Lectureship in Family Medicine. Epperly’s address is Tuesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m.  in lecture hall 1222 of the Education Building located at 4610 X Street in Sacramento. Reservations are requested via Eventbrite. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12697 Karen Finney 2018-02-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center honored for reducing C-sections http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12688/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12688 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2018) - UC Davis Medical Center has been honored with the 2017 achievement award for meeting or surpassing the federal target aimed at reducing the state’s low-risk, first-birth Cesarean section (C-section) rate by Smart Care California, a state health care coalition.  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12688 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-02-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician featured in CDC grand rounds presentation on heart health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12675/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12675 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 16, 2018) - UC Davis Health cardiologist and heart failure specialist Kathleen Tong talked about “What Works to Prevent Second Heart Attacks” during a grand rounds presentation sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, Feb. 20. It can be replayed via the Public Health Grand Rounds archive on the CDC’s website. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12675 Karen Finney 2018-02-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine research funding ranks among the top 26 institutions in the U.S. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12672/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12672 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 16, 2018) - For the first time, UC Davis School of Medicine has ranked in the top 20 percent of institutions in the country for research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12672 Carole Gan 2018-02-16T00:00:00Z New study to evaluate the potential links between ozone and COPD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12674/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12674 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2018) - Angela Haczku, a leading researcher on environmental causes for airway inflammation, will receive more than $900,000 from the Tobacco Related-Disease Research Program to study chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and ozone, a toxic component of urban smog. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12674 Karen Finney 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis family medicine residents are heading to Ukiah http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12670/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12670 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2018) - Over the next few years, as many as 18 residents will work at both UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Medical Center as part of a new family medicine physician training program. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12670 Charles Casey 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z Introducing EM Pulse, a podcast from UC Davis emergency medicine physicians about life in the ER http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12669/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12669 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2018) - Have you ever wondered what it’s like being an emergency medicine physician and how the team works to address some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges? To find out more, consider listening and subscribing to EM Pulse, a new podcast series launched by UC Davis emergency medicine physicians. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12669 Carole Gan 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z Traveling hands-on exhibit visits UC Davis Medical Center TODAY, Feb. 9 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12662/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12662 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - UC Davis physicians, nurses and scientists are hosting the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about precision medicine. The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12662 Carole Gan 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Young cancer survivors' risk of heart disease related to race and socioeconomic factors http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12663/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12663 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors who are African American, poor or have public or no health insurance are far more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, heart failure or stroke later in life than non-Hispanic white cancer survivors. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12663 Dorsey Griffith 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Tools for Inclusion Resource Fair Feb. 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12661/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12661 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - Educators, service providers, families and people with disabilities are invited to a free fair showcasing assistive technology devices and strategies on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12661 Dorsey Griffith 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Introducing EM Pulse, a podcast by UC Davis emergency medicine physicians http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12628/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12628 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 7, 2018) - Have you ever wondered what it’s like being an emergency medicine physician and how the team works to address some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges? To find out more, consider listening and subscribing to EM Pulse, a new podcast series launched by UC Davis emergency medicine physicians. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12628 Carole Gan 2018-02-07T00:00:00Z Frank Ing named new chief of pediatric cardiology at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12649/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12649 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2018) - Frank Ing, an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, has been named chief of the UC Davis Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective Feb. 1. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12649 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-02-06T00:00:00Z Traveling hands-on exhibit visits UC Davis Medical Center, Feb. 6 and 9 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12651/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12651 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2018) - UC Davis Health is hosting the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about precision medicine and the All of Us research program. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12651 Carole Gan 2018-02-06T00:00:00Z IHOP pancake drive-through raises funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital on Feb. 26 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12634/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12634 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2018) - On Monday, Feb. 26, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of IHOP’s National Pancake Day.  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12634 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-02-06T00:00:00Z Northern Californians asked to complete fire impacts survey http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12647/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12647 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2018) - UC Davis public health researchers are conducting a comprehensive assessment of the health effects of the Northern California fires in October. They are asking one person per household in Napa, Sonoma and other counties affected by the fires to answer an online questionnaire — called the UC Davis Northern California Fire and Health Impacts Survey — about their daily lives, property and health before the fires occurred and immediately afterward, along with their current situations. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12647 Karen Finney 2018-02-05T00:00:00Z New research suggests your own immune system can protect against MRSA infections http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12644/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12644 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2018) - After years of investigation, researchers at UC Davis, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The findings, publishing online this week in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, open new doors to someday developing vaccines to prevent staph skin infections, which account for 14 million outpatient visits, nearly 500,000 hospital admissions and $3 billion to $4 billion in inpatient health care costs in the U.S. per year. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12644 Doreen Purvis 2018-02-05T00:00:00Z Alison Singer will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Feb. 14 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12632/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12632 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Alison Singer on Wednesday, Feb. 14 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present “Autism from generation to generation” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12632 Shawn Kramer 2018-02-02T00:00:00Z